People in Hull are being urged to share stories about acts of kindness with the city.
Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week starting on Monday 18 May, people are being offered the chance to learn how to help someone experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The #Talksuicide campaign has been created by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness of free suicide prevention training available from the Zero Suicide Alliance.
And with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme being kindness, people in the city are also being urged to share their acts of kindness to be told through the council’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
💚“Kindness” has been announced as the new theme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.💚18 to 24 May 2020.
👉Keep up to date on ways to get involved: https://t.co/HcU7s9gCGv
— Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) April 9, 2020
Julia Weldon, Hull’s Director of Public Health, said: “Suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of people every single day. It is vital that these people feel like they have someone who they can talk to about what they are going through.
“This is more important than ever during these strange times of isolation and loneliness. That is why we are also urging people to share their stories of kindness ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.”
Struggling to find things to do at home? Why not take the #TalkSuicide training? Learn how to spot the signs when someone is suicidal, how to talk to them about suicide and how to signpost them to the right service. Take the training here > https://t.co/xdHn64qWmR #StayHome pic.twitter.com/GNgkCBPKVO
— #TalkSuicide (@TalkSuicideHCV) March 26, 2020